Kathie was born, raised and educated in Tennessee. She rode bikes and rode the school bus as a suburban kid in the 1960’s. And in the 1970’s, Kathie’s high school art teacher offered her a vision that still lives on today.

After graduating from The University of Tennessee in Art Education and Fine Arts, Kathie received early recognition for pastel works in the 1982 Dogwood Arts Festival. But it was 2009 when her artistic endeavors seem to soar, setting her on course for a career as an oil painter.

Kathie resides with her husband in north Knoxville where she also maintains a studio. She proudly paints weekly with an enthusiastic plein air community and travels extensively participating in plein-air events. Her original works can be seen in some of the finest galleries in the south. Kathie has sold internationally and has received several awards and honors.

Artist Statement

There is something magical about creating beauty! Maybe it’s because the magic originates from some place deep within me, or maybe I was simply shaped to be this way. No matter what, it feels like a new-found love, or an old love, rediscovered.